Effin Gruven Growler Service, Over the Top Hops Night

Effin Gruven
2562 Sunrise Highway
Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 409 – 1415

Effin Gruven now offers take-home growler service on all available drafts, with fill price based on beer type. According to Gruven’s owner Joseph Dantona, most growlers will range “between $18 – $25 per fill,” while an empty, custom-designed Effin growler (pictured above) costs $8 (and is a one-time fee if it, or any growler, is reused).

Based on Gruven’s current draft menu, the least expensive growler fill is Pabst Blue Ribbon at $14, while Lindemans Framboise will run customers $72.

Here is Dantona on the decision to implement growler service:

“Over time we saw a need that was being overlooked in the market, the ability to sit down in a cool environment taste some outstanding beers, drink a pint or two, and then take home a growler of your favorite fresh selection.

Beer distributors offer growler service but it’s not a great environment to relax and talk beer, nor is it acceptable (legal) for the distributors to serve beer to their customers. So unless you wanted to take a chance on a beer you’ve never tasted or you knew exactly what you wanted, we felt that growler service from distributors were not addressing a large segment of “our” kind of beer loving customer.

We like to bring in a wide variety of seasonals, brewmaster specials, and off-the-beaten-path beer choices, we don’t play it safe. We like to talk beer with our customers and we make it easy for them to liberally sample whatever we have on draught. When you add those factors up, it becomes a no-brainer to sell them a growler to take home and enjoy.”

One can expect capped growlers to remain fresh and carbonated for four to seven days, if filled properly. Once the growler is opened, however, DRINK.

In other Effin Gruven stuffs, tomorrow (3/10, 8:00PM) is “Over the Top Hops Night,” an ode to rare-and-hulky, hop-themed brews.


Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
Brooklyn Blast Pale Ale
Great South Bay Hoppocratic Oath
Bear Republic Crazy Ivan

Pay as you go.

niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.